Steam baths for the face are a natural method of cleansing the skin. The steam softens the skin, opens pores and helps remove accumulated dirt. With this treatment, you can control acne and blackheads and give your skin a healthy glow.
The positive thing about steam baths is that they can be performed not only in beauty salons, but also at home. This cleansing method is suitable for all skin types. It is recommended to do steam baths at least once a week, while for people with oily skin it is better to do them twice a week. If you have sensitive skin, it is best to do the procedure every two weeks. Steam baths should be avoided by people with asthma or plant allergies.
Clean your face thoroughly. You can use any product other than scrubs. Wash your face with warm water so that no dirt or grease remains on your face.
Boil water. You will need at least 0.5 liters of water. You can use a saucepan or a wide and deep bowl. Steam baths are most often water-based, but for maximum effect and pleasure, you can use herbs or essential oils, which you need to choose carefully.
Use lavender, green tea, eucalyptus or tea tree oil, thin slices of lemon, chamomile, mint for oily skin. For dry skin, use lavender, chamomile, rose oil, green tea. For sensitive skin, chamomile and lavender are suitable, and for combination skin, lavender, green tea and tea tree oil are suitable.
Place your chosen ingredients in a saucepan of boiling water and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Cool the tincture slightly before the procedure. This will keep the steam cool and prevent skin irritation. In addition, steam that is too hot can cause skin cracks.
Take a towel and get ready for your procedure. Tie your hair in a bun to keep it out of the way. Lean over the pot and throw a towel over the top so that your entire face is exposed to the steam. There should be at least 20 cm between your face and the surface of the water
Close your eyes as some of the ingredients you put in the water may irritate them. Breathe deeply and relax. If you feel uncomfortable with the heat, take short breaks by taking off your towel from time to time.
Take a steam bath for 10-20 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, 10 minutes should be sufficient. Owners of oily skin should increase the procedure time to 20 minutes.
Wipe your face with a towel, lightly touching it. Apply a nourishing mask. After exposure to steam, the pores on the face are wide open, and additional skin care products will be as effective as possible. A honey mask is recommended for all skin types. If you have oily skin, you can use an egg white product. Apply a moisturizer to your face, rinsing off the mask with warm water. It will help soften the skin and relieve irritation after the procedure.